Did you know AHBC was nominated by an amazing pet parent for the Pets Best Insurance 2018 “My Vet’s the Best” Contest? Get the details. We invite you to learn more about our story. Read our Core Values. And meet our mascots!


Client Relations’ Specialists:


Kara Keesling

Head Client Relations Specialist


Stephanie Clark


Veterinary Assistants: Our Pet Care Specialists


Kalin Jones


Veterinary Nurses: Committed to the Best Care


Gabrielle Green

Head Veterinary Nurse

Corona and Gabby are queen bees.

When Gabby was 5 years old, her mom bought her a toy veterinary kit. One day she saw a limping duck, so she used the tiny model syringe to squirt dissolved baby aspirin on a piece of bread to offer the injured bird. That was the day she started telling everyone she was going to be a veterinarian.

Gabby grew up in the Hudson Valley, about two hours north of New York City, with an American Eskimo named Sierra. She lived to be 14 years old, and Gabby still finds her fur in her clothes. Sierra was smart and sassy—proof dogs really do match their people.

Gabby’s spirit animal is the independent, adaptable octopus. After earning her pre-vet degree with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2018, and armed with years of undergrad experience in both farm and small animal medicine, Gabby struck out for North Carolina to pursue her singular dream. Her plan is to establish residency and apply to the esteemed NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine, alma mater of our founder and owner, Dr. Goetz.

“Working at AHBC is incredibly rewarding,” Gabby says. Her favorite part is the passionate team that pushes her to greater heights. And she loves sending rescue animals to forever homes. Within weeks of joining AHBC in October 2018, Gabby adopted an AHBC rescue kitten, Bud, to play second fiddle to her alpha-girl cat, Corona.

Gabby’s hobbies include hiking, drawing, playing piano, belly dancing, and cuddling her cats. Her life’s motto is from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”


Computers, Cleaning, Gardening:


Nick Bean


Veterinarian and Practice Owner:


Dr. Jennifer Goetz

Dr. Goetz bear-hugs Rosie while Celeste bear-hugs Blizzard!

Dr. Jennifer Goetz started working in the veterinary field in high school as a kennel technician and loved every minute of it. She has had a profound love of animals her whole life. Dr. Goetz lives in Pittsboro with her two humans, six dogs, and eight cats.

Her adopted fur babies include our amazing AHBC mascots: Typhoon, beloved 20-year-old clinic cat and regal leader, and honorary office manager, Rosie the wonderful Pekinese.

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